ONX System Basics

ONX System

The ONX System is an on-line exercise application developed to provide a meaningful, intuitive and cost effective web-based platform to design, facilitate and evaluate Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) compliant exercises. Whether the goal is to assess the capabilities of a single entity or to measure the ability of various agencies and organizations from across a city, county, state or the country, the ONX System was designed to meet the needs of professionals responsible for  conducting exercises.

The ONX System has an on-line participant registration portal and allows an exercise participant to export and print their certificate of participation upon completing their on-line exercise hotwash.

The ONX System's Exercise Evaluation Guide (EEG) portal allows evaluators to enter their observations and recommendations directly into the exercise being evaluated. With this capability After Action Reports can be exported directly from the ONX System.

As exercise participants submit their responses to various exercise injects they are captured within the ONX System. Upon the completion of exercises an Inject Response Report can be exported. This report provides exercise evaluators with an opportunity to see how exercise participants responded to each inject.

Access a copy of the ONX System Fact Sheet.

Benefits

  • Participants can partake in an exercise virtually anywhere, saving time and travel.
  • Intuitive participant interface.
  • Technical support available before, during and after each exercise.
  • HSEEP compliant for tabletop and functional exercises.
  • Customizable to assess the knowledge and understanding of various plans and procedures along with the capacity and capabilities of exercise participants.
  • Evaluators submit their evaluations via the Exercise Evaluation Guide (EEG) portal allowing for the easy export of an After Action Report.

Technical Components

  • Capability for up to 200 groups and unlimited participants partaking simultaneously in an exercise.
  • Web-based system using Internet Explorer or Firefox browsers.
  • Exercise Conference Call support.
  • Exercise Help Desk support.
  • Ability to embed images, graphics, videos and maps in an exercise.
  • Ability to customize exercise scenarios and injects.
  • Participant management through the exercise registration portal.
  • Allows exercise participants to export their certificate of participation at the conclusion of an exercise.

ONX System Screen Captures

 Human Services Inject
 From the Operation Unison - A Human Services Exercise.
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 Hospital Inject
 From the Operation Four With All - A Hospital Sustainability Exercise.
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 Hospital Status Inject
 From the Operation Four With All - A Hospital Sustainability Exercise.
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 Severe Weather Inject
 From the Operation Four With All - A Hospital Sustainability Exercise.
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 Severe Weather Video - Embedded
 From the Formidable Footprint Tornado Exercise.
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 Commercial Fire Video - Embedded
 From the Infirmary Incineration - A Health Care Provider COOP Exercise.
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 Map # 1 - Embedded
 From the Formidable Footprint Tornado Exercise.
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 Map # 2 - Embedded
 From the Formidable Footprint Tornado Exercise.
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 Map # 3 - Embedded
 An actual inject from the Formidable Tornado Footprint Exercise.
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 Map # 4 - Embedded
 From the Formidable Footprint Tornado Exercise.
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Embedded Videos

As part to the process of developing exercises that look and feel as realistic as possible, the ONX System allows videos to be embedded throughout any exercise.

Access an example of videos utilized in a recent ONX System exercise.

Embedded Podcasts

In addition to videos, podcasts can be easily embedded throughout an exercise to provide realistic sound effects such as a NOAA Weather Radar sounding an alert or to provide additional voice over exercise clarification such as short narrative explaining a certain situation.

Access several examples of podcasts utilized in recent ONX System exercises.

Post-Exercise Reports

After Action Report *

Immediately following the conclusion of all ONX System exercises participants submit their Hotwash and evaluators submit their EEG observations and recommendations directly into the ONX System. Once these observations and recommendations have been submitted an HSEEP compliant After Action Report is exported from the ONX System.

Access an example After Action Report.

Inject Response Report

At the conclusion of all ONX System exercises an Inject Response Report is exported from the ONX System which contains the responses submitted to all of the exercise injects by exercise participants.

Access an example Inject Response Report.